These “tribal” designs by White Willow Stitching have become pretty popular this year, and it’s easy to see why. They’re cute, they’re fun, you only need one or two colors of floss, and with all whole stitching and no backstitch they can be a quick run to the finish line.
My oldest son picked our chart of the week this week; Panda Pals by Brittercup Designs. Not sure at what point panda bears turned into his spirit animal, but he loves the big fluffy creatures so I wasn’t at all surprised when he chose this design.
The model was stitched on 32 Ct. Summer Sky hand dyed Jobelan with The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Avacado, Tarnished Gold, Slate, Flax, Shutter Green, Tea Rose, and Raven, along with Steel Grey Kreinik #4 Braid (010HL). DMC alternates are given as 471, 830, 415, 422, 469, 3688, 310. Stitch Count on design is 159w x 76h
Threads of Joy by Ursula Michael Designs caught my attention this morning because I enjoy quilt designs, I don’t have the space here to really get into my quilting so I haven’t touched it in a few years.
But this design held my attention because I really liked the poem verse that it has at the bottom…
Families are like quilts…
Memories stitched together
with threads of joy
Hearts pieced with love,
growing more precious with time.
Design’s model was stitched on 28 count Antique White Cashel linen using DMC threads (click through to chart for list of threads and supplies) Stitch count is 154w x 214h, for a finished size of 11×15 when being stitched on 28 count evenweave or 14 count aida fabrics.
Honestly, everyone in my house is ready for summer break and we still have a few weeks of school left to go. I’m trying to think warm sunshiney thoughts over here today and Sunflower Sam caught my eye. He’s ready to go for summer fun and 4th of July activities, perfect for getting into a cheery mood and ready for summer break.
Sunflower Sam comes from The Sunflower Seed (and there are lots of other cute sunflower-themed charts from them, of course) and the design is a quick stitch at about 80 stitches high x 60 stitches wide.
This weekend my family happily wished everyone a happy “May the 4th be with you” and celebrated Free Comic Book Day!
And then to top off a weekend of geeky goodness, my husband took the boys to see Iron Man 3 Sunday morning. It was possibly the best weekend of the entire year. (I didn’t feel all that great, so I skipped the movie.)
People are always asking me where to find legitimate Star Wars cross stitch patterns, and it would seem there aren’t all that many out there to be had. This one is titled May the Force Be With You (although those words don’t actually appear on the design itself) and was charted by Andrew Read for Cody Country CrossStitch.